Fluoridation and Its Effects on Your Dental Health
Countless research has delved into fluoride and its effect on our teeth. These studies have shown that there are many benefits and very minimal negative side effects. All mouths have a large amount of bacteria in them. Some of these bacteria is good and even necessary to certain processes, such as digestion, while other bacteria can damage the teeth and gums. Having adequate levels of fluoride puts a halt to the negative effects of bacteria, such as cavities.
The only confirmed negative impact of fluoridation is fluorosis. This is when a human, often younger children, ingest large amounts of fluoride. This is going to result in splotchy teeth that may require restorative dentistry services. These cases are extremely rare and do not cause permanent damage to the teeth other than aesthetics.
If you would like to know more about fluoride and how it may be affecting you and your family, contact our dental office today. We will help you develop a personalized plan of action in order to maintain a lifetime of healthy teeth.
To learn more about fluoride and its effects, visit ADA.org.